Gauteng Tourist AttractionsSandton Convention Centre
Where? Maude Street, Sandown, 2196, Sandton, Johannesburg
How? Call +27 (0)11 779-0000
The vibrant city of Sandton is known as the wealthiest square mile in Africa. The Sandton Convention Centre is the leading, most esteemed convention centre and exhibition resource in South Africa and the surrounding countries of Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana. It is modern and superbly equipped to handle a range of events, and is situated in the heart of Sandton.
With 12 floors and over 22 000 square metres of space available, the Sandton Convention Centre has a massive capacity. Intimate rooms seat a minimum of 10 people, while the Pavilion alone seats 4 500 people, making it very versatile. There are a number of other venues, each of which is suited to the unique requirements of the local and international delegates that enjoy this world-class facility.
Its convenient location means that the delegates attending a conference, exhibition, celebration or show here will have easy access to the shopping malls, accommodation, entertainment centres, restaurants, clubs and other amenities within the immediate surrounds of the centre. There are also almost 11 000 parking spaces at the convention centre, which are protected.
The Sandton Convention Centre is aesthetically pleasing too. It has been designed to use space and light in the best way possible, and to create an area that combines large and small spaces tastefully and efficiently.
There is a magnificent art collection at the Sandton Convention Centre, which comprises a collection of more than 100 pieces displayed throughout the venue. These showcase some of the finest, most progressive works of artists from all over Southern Africa.
Nearby tourism attractions include the Cradle of Humankind, a number of monuments and museums, wildlife reserves, and Montecasino. In addition, Sandton is one of the destinations of the Gautrain and is close to the OR Tambo International Airport